Here at the brewhouse, it’s important our processes are always exceeding FDA standards. This means making sure we are operating “by the book” when it comes to our Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs). From maintaining quality management procedures and leading safety inspections, to documentation for beverage batch sheets, who better to ensure we’re executing proper federal and state compliance than our compliance lead, Kari Fischer? We’re excited to feature her in this month’s employee spotlight!
Currently a resident near Paynesville, Kari always had Cold Spring Brewing Company in mind when seeking job opportunities, but wasn’t sure about the career move until she connected with a recruiter from a popular recruitment agency called Aerotek in 2019.
“I’ve always thought about applying to Cold Spring, but didn’t know much about the company,” expressed Kari. “I was in contact with a recruiter at Aerotek, and they matched me with a job close to home that they predicted I would be interested in – and I was! I started out as a compliance technician, and I just recently accepted the position of compliance lead.”
In her new role, Kari is responsible for a variety of quality control procedures and tasks.
“A few of my day-to-day responsibilities include creating beverage batch sheets, making sure batchers are following GMP’s, safety inspections, environmental micro swabbing, can inspections, overseeing quality control technicians and training employees to do can inspections and micro swabbing,” said Kari.
What does Kari find most interesting about her role in the industry? The wide range of beverages that roll through our facility.
“I really enjoy seeing all the different beverages that we produce,” expressed Kari. “Our Suite D facility is huge! I am excited to gain more knowledge and see where my journey at Cold Spring leads.”
When she’s not hard at work ensuring our facility is operating at an optimal level, Kari can be found spending quality time outside and with family.
“In my free time I enjoy shooting pool, fishing, doing things outside – which even includes doing work outside – spending time with family, exploring new places, going to the gym, searching for agates and having coffee with my Dad,” said Kari.
Thank you for all you do to support our team, Kari, cheers to you!